A Maylong e-reader and tablet computer are on the line for the West Oktibbeha Elementary third-through-sixth graders who earns the high score on upcoming Mississippi Curriculum Tests.
A heavy storm system dumped five to seven inches of rain in areas of Mississippi, leaving officials concerned about flash flooding.
The Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau voted in executive session Monday to seek a second opinion about the value of its new downtown office building.
Lowndes County supervisors had their first redistricting meeting Monday, and one board member already is threatening litigation.
From packing up and moving to a new building to adding 320 students to her charge, it's been a whirlwind school year for Cindy Wamble.
JACKSON -- A proposal to redraw the 52 Mississippi Senate districts quickly gained some support when released on Monday, but politics at the Capitol could derail it with the lieutenant governor saying he plans to produce his own revamped map.
Starkville school officials are in the enviable position of having more than $3.5 million of school bond issue money to use by September or lose.
Now is the time to fix several ailing bridges according, to Oktibbeha County's road manager. Victor Collins informed the Board of Supervisors Monday that 10-15 county bridges are in need of repair while the weather is dry.
The Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office is upgrading its firepower. The department recently netted 23 new fourth-generation .40-caliber Glock pistols without spending a dime by trading 23 first-generation Glock service pistols along with 36 seized guns to Gold N Gun of Grenada.
A woman and her car wound up in 10 feet of water Saturday morning after she lost control of the vehicle.
Elizabeth Usborne isn't like most girls you meet in the South. The 27-year-old Chicago native may appear to be a normal graduate student at Mississippi State University, studying biogeochemistry; and if you throw in her favorite hobby of playing roller derby, and see her on her motorcycle, some people might wonder if she's just a little different ... but you have no idea.
Cayson Sanderford of Starkville is recovering well after undergoing one of the most complicated congenital heart surgeries for an infant at the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.
A Houston company that invests in community banks has completed its $30 million buyout of Starkville-based Cadence Financial Corp. and invested $144 million in Cadence Bank, the companies said today.
Lowndes County supervisors Monday will discuss appointing a judge in place of District 2 Justice Court Judge Mike Arledge, who resigned to run for county sheriff.
Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau employees are working out of boxes. The three full-time and three part-time workers had already packed, ready to move into their new offices weeks ago, when plans hit a snag. The city and county boards that govern the CVB are seeking a state attorney general's opinion on whether or not they, legally, can approve the $734,881 price tag, since it is more than $100,000 higher than the appraised value.
Starkville's mayor and electric department head spent the first half of the week in Washington trying to keep power rates down.
Three Columbus police officers filed appeals with the Civil Service Commission last week to overturn their recent suspensions by the City Council.
A federal appeals court in the District of Columbia on Friday upheld the conviction of a former chief of staff for NASA in a case stemming from a $600,000 contract awarded by the space agency to Mississippi State University, a client of his consulting firm.
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